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Natural Playground at Montiavo

Natural Play, Natural Fun! Montiavo is a peaceful community set in the wonderful wine country of Sant Maria, CA.  It boasts beautifully landscaped grounds with various walking paths and trails as well as open courtyards. Montiavo is proud to introduce it’s very own Natural Playground, custom built and manufactured by PDPlay. It’s unique design features wood components made from natural Black Locust Wood found in Wisconsin.  Black Locust is typically used in high end home flooring for its durability and »



Fundraising

Fundraising  When planning your next playground project, it is important to not overlook the prospect of financing a portion, if not all of the expenses through fundraising or grants. Whether you are a private organization, a non-profit or a community team, there are a many resources available to assist with your playground project.  When planning to fundraise or seek out grants for your project, keep in mind that this process is going to take »



The Benefits Of Playing Music

The Benefits Of Playing Music  PDPlay offers a number of outdoor musical instruments designed with acoustic precision and perfect tone that are a nice addition to any playground.  These creative playground components are built to maintain pure and soothing tones through years of rigorous play and exposure to the elements of nature.  Perfect for music beginners and experts alike! Music is a global, artistic language that creates community, connection and a sense of belonging. Some studies suggest that »



Expanded CNC Capabilities for Custom Signs and Panels!

Expanded CNC Capabilities from PDPlay! CNC Machining is a process used in manufacturing that involves the use of computers to control machine tools such as a CNC Router.  CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control.  There are many advantages to using a CNC Router versus a hand router. CNC Routers give designers the ability to create beautiful and intricate custom signs that are fabricated with precision. The process is much more accurate than manual routing and can be repeated in exactly the »



New Website, New Look!

We got a makeover!! After months of hard work and planning, we are excited to announce the launch of our newly re-designed PDPlay website. We hope that you like our new look which is designed to make it easier to navigate and find what you are looking for. New Website, New Look! Please contact us to let us know what you think of our new website – all comments and feedback are welcome. Please also let »



The Rise of The Playgrounds For Senior Citizens

The Rise of The Playgrounds For Senior Citizens Senior citizens have long needed as much stimulation as they can get. When retirement arrives, it can be easy to just sit back and let life happen to you. But the very best senior citizens don’t just take it lying down, and instead focus on ensuring that they get more out of life through plenty of physical and mental exercise. And a new innovative approach to »



Playground Signs and Labels

Playground Signs and Labels Playground signs and labels provide important information to adults to help keep children safe.  Some signs inform users of important guidelines, others warn of hazardous areas where there may be increased potential for injury. There also signs intended to educate users on rules and regulations. In order to be most effective, signs should be placed at the entrance to the play areas or on the equipment in a clear and visible location. In areas where there are »



Military Child Development Centers (CDC’s)

Military Child Development Centers (CDC’s) Child Development Centers (CDCs) are child care centers that offer care for children in age appropriate stimulating environments from ages 6 weeks to Kindergarten. The Philosophy of the CDC is one based on “hands on” active learning. These center-based programs allow opportunities for children to socialize with one another in a creative and enriching environment. The belief here is that the work of children is play, and it is »



Incorporating STEM on the Playground

Incorporating STEM on the Playground STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  STEM education is becoming increasingly important in our society as technology continues to advance and pervade all aspects of our lives.  But getting educated in STEM does not have to just take place in the traditional classroom.  STEM can also be incorporated in a big way into the »



Benefits of Natural Playgrounds

Benefits of Natural Playgrounds Play is a hugely significant part of any child’s development, and creating safe, interactive and stimulating environments for children to play in is so important. Research has proven that children who engage in play are happier, more intelligent, healthier and more curious, and reap a whole host of other benefits which improve both their physical and mental well-being. So why does it make a difference what kind of play a »